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. tweet me your response to this one. >>> virginia is about to execute the first woman in almost a century. why? there has been no last-minute clemency deal so far for theresa lewis. >>> and do history textbooks in texas have a pro-islam bias? we're not talking about a small church or a little congregation. this is the school board in the state of texas. they've touched off a new debate. and later, the head of facebook giving a lot of money. what he makes, we can all comfortably say he is super rich. and he is giving away on oprah's show, mind you, a lot of money. wii going to talk about it. [ female announcer ] you use the healing power of touch every day. ♪ now the healing power of touch just got more powerful. introducing precise from the makers of tylenol. precise pain relieving cream works quickly to activate sensory receptors. it helps block pain signals fast for relief you can feel precisely where you need it most. precise. only from the makers of tylenol. >>> major changes are coming to the newark, new jersey, public school system. thanks to a donation of $100 million. the money
-minute interventions last night to stop the state of virginia from executing teresa lewis so lewis who was convicted of hiring hitmen to kill her husband and stepson was pronounced dead. her case has sparked international outrage because lewis' attorney argued she wasn't capable of masterminding these murders. here is how one described teresa's final moments. >> when she was led to the gurney became visibly more nervous and upset and when she laid down the corrections officer the closest to her head was actually tapping the top of her shoulders to try and calm her, it seemed. >> maria is with the "washington post" and also a media witness at that execution and joins us now by the telephone. explain who else was in attendance for this. were there any family members for lewis there? >> well, no, the family members of teresa lewis are not allowed to the executions in virginia. there were media and civilian witnesses and her lawyer and her chaplain. there is another room where family members of the victims can gather. we couldn't see that room, but we understood that the daughter and sister of her victi
, virginia. this comes a day after house republican leader john boehner signaled he may be willing to compromise and vote for the president's middle class tax cut if that's the best deal he can get. today, treasury secretary tim geithner said it's full speed ahead for the administration. >> we very much welcome recent indications republicans may not hold middle class tax cuts hostage to have us borrow $700 llion from our children to make permanent tax cuts to the 2% of earners in the country. if these republicans mean what theyas say, there's no reason t delay moving forward on these -f on tax relief for the middle class. >> with me w nbc's chief white house correspondent and political director chuck todd and also my co-host on "the daily rundow" nice to see you again. >> howdy. >> hello. feels like thefo white house is ready for a rumble with john boehner. we even expect the president to bring this up again this afternoon talking with the fairfax family about the economy. >> that's right. look. they think they have developed a foil in john boehner. right? the premise of ten days w
's focused on the middle >>class? >> right. you mention that tomorrow he's goining to be going to virginia sitting at a family's kitchen table, talk about kitchen table issues, household budgets, things of that that nature and trying to highlight the efforts the president has made over the last 18 mountains to get the economy back on track but it all happens in a potical context where democrats, the president's party, of course, in serious trouble, and this is the curtain week now on the campaign season. we saw the president kick it off last monday, labor day, at tha rally in milwaukee where he gave that political stemwinder of a speech taking republicans to tack, by all accounts, experts say the republicans have a chance of winning a majority in the house, a better than even chance and perhaps can even win in the senate. we've seen the president now focusing on the economy. and the curtain coming up here as congress returns after a long august break. here it is the second week after labor day. and they're coming back only for about four weeks before they go back out on the campaign trail
court judge declared the military's don't ask don't tell policy to be unconstitutional. judge virginia a. phillips warned the policy is a violation of the first amendment and that the policy had a direct effect on the military. she said she will issue an injunction barring the federal government from enforcing don't ask, don't tell. the justice department of course will have an opportunity to appeal her decision. for anybody who has been following the various legal cases against don't ask, don't tell, this is the case that was brought by the log cabin republicans, by the gay republican group. we'll have much, much more to come on this breaking news. we'll be right back. new ultrh has scent pearls that give you a whole week of freshness with just one wash. ♪ and from day 1 to day 7, ultra downy april fresh lets you climb in to more freshness than this other fabric softener. so why settle? get more. feel more. >>> as someone who covers politics every day, i seldom get the privilege of seeing phony sincerity and phony humility you see all the time but general passion is rare. today we cam
, the focus returns to remembering the victims. ceremonies in new york, virginia and pennsylvania pay tribute to the 2,752 victims killed when terrorists hijacked four commercial planes and attacked the u.s. in lower manhattan, 9/11 families gather at zuccotti park, adjacent toground zero. throughout the morning, as has become tradition, victims of moments l be read and of silence will be marked when each plane hit and each tower fell. at the pentagon, president obama delivers remarks and participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial site. and in shanksville, pennsylvania, where united flight 93 crashed, first lady michelle obama, along with former first lady, laura bush, attend a ceremony to honor the passengers who foughback. meanwhile, plans to rebuild at ground zero are moving forward. the centerpiece, one world trade center, is expected to be completed by 2013. but with each construction step forward,here remains a connection to the past. steel beams pulled from the ground zero rubble were permanently installed this week at the entrance of the national september 11th memorial
. ceremonies in new york, virginia, and pennsylvania are paying tribute to the 2,752 victims killed when terrorists hijacked four commercial planes and attacked the u.s. lower man families gathered at zuccotti park adjacent to ground zero. >> carl francis. >> chael a. -- >> reporter: as has now become tradition the names of victims were read one by one. the pain and emotions of that day still difficult to revisit nine years later. four moments of silence marked the times each plane hit and each tower fell. vice preside joe biden and his wife dr. jill biden attended the fremony, along with city and state leaders and first responders. and again,in ceremonies continu here in new york and will throughout the day along side some of those rallies that will also be protesting the islamic center. tonight, alex, a tribute in light returns, another tradition. two beams of light illuminating the sky and symbolizing where towers once stood. >> a wonderful traditn that is ry poignant. many people look forward to it every year. as is the peeling of the bells behind you trthere. that is trinity churchr
much. >>> politico senior reporter joins me now from arming on the, virginia. ken, good morning. over the weekend some local politicia politicians, including new york congressman peter king, a republican, joined that protest against ground zero center. does this battle help or hurt either side of this political e divide? >> polls show that americans, as many as 70%, think that this mosque should not be located there, not necessary any that they don't think it hats a right to be located but rather that it's in bad taste. the issue is how do opponents of the mosque who tend to be republican or at least tmost of them, how do they use this in a way that doesn't offend the sensibility of many americans who see opponents and protests to the mosques an infringement on the freedom of right of religion. >> i want to read a little more of what general petraeus told the "wall street journal" about this koran burning by this minister in florida. it could endanger the overall effort. it is precisely the kind of action the taliban uses and could cause significant problems. not just here, be everyw
the victims. ceremoes in new york, virginia, and pennsylvania pay tribute to the 2,760 victims killed when terrorists hijacked four commercial planes and attacked the u.s. in lower manhattan, 9/11 families gather at zuccotti park adjacent to ground zero. throughout the morning as has now become tradition, theim nam of victims will be read and four moments of silence will mark the times each plane hit and each tower fell. the vice president joe biden is attending the ceremony along with city and state leaders and first responders. at the pentagon, president obama delivers remarks and participates ina wreath laying ceremony at the morial site. and in shanksville, pennsylvania, where united flight 93 crashed, first lady michelle obama along with first lady laura bush attend a ceremony to honor the passengers who fought back. meanwhile, plans to rebuild at ground zero are moving forward. the center piece, one world trade center is expected to be completed by 2013. but with each construction step forward, this remains a connection to the past. steel beams pulled from the ground zero rubble were
as their fifth amendment rights to due process. judge virginia phillips also said she would issue an injunction to keep the government from enforcing what she ruled as a due process denying free speech-violating policy. the justice department has not yet said whether it will appeal the judge's decision. the justice department spokesman did say that lawyers are reviewing the ruling. as for the commander in chief, well, he didn't have to say anything about it today. president obama was not asked a single question about the ruling at today's press conference. which, frankly, i thought was weird. but the justice department may have for its part already tipped its cards a little bit on this issue. the justice department mounted a really, really, really bad defense in this case. so bad as to be almost nonexistent. we learned this today not from the justice department, but from are judge phillips in her 85-page decision. she noted on page 20 of that decision, quote, apart from the act itself and its legislative history, defendants, meaning the government, admitted to evidence, and produced no witnesse
it. researchers at the west virginia university school of medicine found chemicals in nonstick cookware may cause a spike in blood cholesterol levels in kids. now, the chemical is also present in food packaging and microwave popcorn. high cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and the leading cause of death in the u.s. that claims 600,000 lives each year. so check your pans. >>> money may not buy you love. >> but it sure can buy you some fun. >> yeah. and a few study finds that some of it can buy you happiness. researchers at princeton track nearly half a million americans and say the price of happiness, not contessa's price, but the price for a normal person, about $75,000 a year. >> what? >> the study found not having enough cash can cause stress and depression. >> wait, wait, $75,000 -- let's just say that you have a family of four and you have to pay for your mortgage or rent, food for your growing children, health insurance, life insurance, car insurance, car payment, kids' sport -- i don't see how $75,000 is enough. if you can spend $75,000 without bills, if
of republicans. in a moment, lieutenant dan choi. virginia phillips ruling the policy of banning openly gay men and women from serving in the military has a, quote, direct and deleterious effect on the armed services. phillips declaring don't ask, don't tell is unconstitutional because it violates first and fifth amendment rights, and offers no military benefit. among those discharged were many with critically needed skills. according to the government's own data, many of those discharged pursuant to the act had education training or specialization in so-called critical skills, including arabic, chinese flun see. military intelligence, weapons development and medicine. the suit was first filed in 2004 by the republicans, a gay and lesbian advocacy group. it will not effect policy immediately. the judge will first draft an injunction over the next week. the justice department can appeal the decision. a spokesman telling the ap, it's currently being reviewed by attorneys. for his part, president obama who campaigned on the repeal of don't ask, don't tell has left it up to congress to overturn the
that they unveiled over here in suburban virginia last week was to replace and repeal health care. that's where this ground is going to be fought heading into november 2nd, election day. first we heard from the president. here's what he had to say. >> it's grounded in the same worn-out philosophy. cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires. cut the rules for wall street and the special interests and cut the middle class loose to fend for itself. that's not a prescription for a better future. it's an echo of a disastrous decade we can't afford to relive. >> so now the question is are enough americans listening to the president's message? and if you look at what experts are predicting for the result of those elections, they say that republicans could sweep to power at least in the house of representatives if not the senate. kevin mccarthy, one of those so-called young guns of the conference had this response to the president. >> as a result of the economically disastrous policies of the current administration, millions of americans are out of work today. and our children will be saddled with a d
going to be huge, alex. it was thursday when republicans gathered out in sterling, virginia, and they unveiled their pledge to america. not to say a contract with america. a lot of people, include something conservatives, criticized it as being light on the details. but the political reality is how much detail do they really need to vat this point. they're almost running a front-runner campaign. but now they have this manifesto to guard themselves against the charge of being the party of no. they want to repeal and replace health care. they want more small business deductions. they want a free spending in 2008 levels. today the communications director here posted a blog post pointing out that that would mean the cutting of many head start children from the head start program. some 3,000 correctional officers from federal facilities around the country. 2700 fbi agents and this morning, the president in his web address had the following to say about gop plans. >> it's grounded in the same warn-out philosophy. cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires, cut the rules for wall
with this white house. >> yeah, okay. >> that brings in as ceo or mark warner, senator from virginia. >> let's go right now to john heilemann. your sense, can you report anything about a shakeup because these numbers are dreadful, and i'm going to get to them in one minute. they are truly dreadful. your thoughts? >> i think you're right, chris, in the sense that a shakeup is necessary, and i think a shakeup is coming, and the rahm thing is going to be the trigger for that and chuck is right, too, in the sense that something like this is going to happen but the dreadfulness of the numbers and i think the pressure on the president now to do something bold in terms of his person sell going to be very, very high. >> yeah. >> i think as important as how big the name is the idea of getting someone from outside the inner circle. obama both in the campaign and in the white house has been one of these guys who has governed with a very, very tight circle of aides around him. he trusts very few people. takes advice from very few people. worked well for him during the campaign but not as well for him in the
is friendly with the white house, or mark warner, senator from virginia. >> let's go right now to john, your sense. can you report anything about a shakeup? these numbers are dreadful. i'm going to get to them in one minute. they are dreadful. >> i think you're right. a shakeup is coming. rahm is the trigger for that. i think you're right toosome something is going to happen. the pressure on the president now to do something bold in terms of his personnel is going to be very, very high. i think as important as how big the name is is the idea of getting someone from outside the inner circle. obama in both the campaign and in the white house has been one of these guys who has governed with a very tight circle of aides around him. he trusts very few people. takes advice from very few people. that worked well for him during the campaign. maybe has not worked as well for him in the white house. he needs to go to someone who will tell him unpleasant truths. someone has the stability to sa to him, listen, buddy, you have to get with the program. i'm here to tell you things you don't want to hear. >
to be unconstitutional. judge virginia a. phillips ruled the policy is a violation of the first amendment and that the policy had a direct and deleterious effect on the military. she said she will issue an injunction barring the federal government from enforcing don't ask, don't tell. the justice department of course will have an opportunity to appeal her decision. for anybody who has been following the various legal cases against don't ask, don't tell, this is the case that was brought by the log cabin republicans, by the gay republican group. we'll have much, much more to come on this breaking news. we'll be right back. >>> as someone who covers politics every day, i seldom get the privilege of seeing pure political emotion. phony sincerity and phony humility you see all the time but general passion is rare. today we came across a jaw dropping speech by a republican candidate by a man named phil davidson. a speech that practically bled with raw gut churning passion that definitely could not have been faked. kent jones is here. he's seen it. the speech was rewarded with a victory. passio
in virginia where he was taking questions on the economy. >> they should definitely get an extension of the tax cuts that were instituted in 2001-2003. we could get that done this week. but we're still in this wrestling match with john boehner and mitch mcconnell about the last 2-3% where on average, weighed be giving them $100,000 for people making a million dollar or more. >> a chief medicare specialist is criticizing the obama's administration's projections on the effects of the health care overhaul predicting it will save less money than supporters have argued. in addition, he says numbers provided on a white house blog last week that indicates spending per insured person will be $1,000 lower in the year 2019 because of the law are in fact not quote meaningful or accurate. >>> and the u.s. government says it will not pay the prison bail for american higher sarah shourd, who iran says it will release on health grounds in exchange for $500,000. earlier yesterday, shourd's family asked to have the bail reduced, saying they couldn't afford it. we'll follow that. tony blair, next on "
of of the ones they hoped for are among the most endangered people, so tom perry of virginia. he was tagged as a future leader. he's sort of a family jewels of this family leadership. it's going to be -- everybody's going to have a chance to step up. >> wow. the young guns and family jewels. >> might get shot. >> mika, you love talking about mike bloomberg for president? >> making some high profile endorsements. >> i've been reading this on politico. >> what's he up to? >> people aren't sure, but he's doing a lot of elevate his national profile. he's a little bit filling the gap of -- now like mayor bloomberg, so we've seen the mayor make eorseme have mayers races, republicans and democrats, he seems to be endorsing on the basis of his issues including education reform, gun control. he's taken on three dputy mayors including steve goldsmith of indiana and our friend, howard wolfson. >> what's your thoughts on bloomberg? times seem to be right for an independent. >> they sure do. for someone to the left of barack obama on nearly every social issue, that's probably not what the country's goin
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